Just when you think every new Audi is a facsimile of the last, the Q2 comes along. It is undoubtedly an Audi, from its large grille to its familiar interior, it cannot be mistaken for anything else. Despite this, the Q2 has something its other brethren do not, a sense of fun. Audi are aware of this difference too. Opting on this press launch to reveal the Q2 to us in an airfield hangar with loud music, disco lighting and graffiti on the walls. Audi clearly has the younger generation in mind.
So where does the Q2 sit in the Audi line-up? Well from where I’m sitting it seems to offer much of the same practicality of the 5-door A3 but in a more pumped up package. Arguably the A3 is the better looking car but the Q2 has that mini-SUV look that is so popular right now. Despite this, the family look is maintained but this new styling direction separates it from the rest of the Audi line-up. As for the competition, The Q2 seems to be aimed squarely at both the BMW X1 and the Mini Countryman.
Inside the Q2 is much like any other Audi, it is sublime. Audi really are the past masters at making a quality interior. Everything feels solid and well engineered. The Q2 adds a degree of style over other models with colour coded lighting and bits of trim that light up and pulse. It’s a simple effect but it works.
As far as equipment goes – the Q2 is brimming will cool tech. The traditional dials have been ditched in favour of a big screen but there is also a second screen in the middle of the dash. This means you can have two different views of the superb Google Map powered sat-nav. Alternatively you can view a plethora of different information on the two screens. Out test car also had a cool heads up display meaning you do not have to take your eyes off the road.
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